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buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
neighborhoods in the city of los angeles. tori, there has never been a case like this in southern california. and there has never been a reward like this because of that, a million dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of christopher dorner. tori? >> all right. thank you, hal. >>> the government will investigate the fatal crash of a movie production helicopter in los angeles county. three people died when the shopper went down at the ranch south of palmdale early yesterday morning. they were filming a new reality show for the discovery channel. discovery called the crash a tragic accident and said it was cooperating fully with authorities. the faa says the cause of the crash is still not known. >>> 7:15. five people have been killed in a cruise ship accident on the canary islandses. a lifeboat from a thompson cruiser ship fell into the ocean during a safety drill. five crew members were killed and three others were hurt. 1400 passengers were on board at the time, no passengers were hurt. meantime, more than 4,000 people are stranded on a cruise ship in the gulf of mexi
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
60s and 54 in alameda and berkeley. 50s in gilroy, cupertino sunny veil, 53 daily city and san francisco and palo alto. fog sun and cool wednesday cloudy wednesday friday colder with a few scattered showers and windy and cool saturday sunday looks breezy but warmer. >>> time now 6:11, a daytime shooting in berkeley, one man is dead, we will have what witnesses saw. >>> mayor ed lee plans on bringing big bucks an events to the city. stay tuned. jwwñ . >>> welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news 6:14 is the time. this is video you are looking at. turkey asked nato for the antiaircraft system to help defend itself in neighboring syria. 400 u.s. troops are assigned to the u.s. missiles. >>> attorneys with the obama administration write it would be unlawful to kill a u.s. citizen if they determined he was a member of al qaeda who pose add threat to the u.s. they are looking into obama's legal team's view about the killing of u.s. citizens. >>> and they will introduce bills that will change federal marijuana laws. kyla campbell from the washington d.c. newsroom, they got some he
years in the opening contract talks with the city. the pay increase being proposed include restoring the 10 percent pay cuts they accepted to help limit layoffs during record budget deficits. leaders indicated they would support modest raises but the police officers association argues that bigger raises are needed to keep officers from leaving the department. the union has called for opening negotiations to the public. >> the boy scouts of america board could vote whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders. the executive board is wrapping up three days of meetings today at the headquarters in texas. the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to address the issue, a conservative group in texas organized a prayer vigil this morning, and the organization is expected to issue a statement either way. >> the nasdaq could pay millions over the social media company facebook's botched initial public offering. the "wall street journal" reports that nasdaq is in talks with the government to pay $5 million in penalties which is only 1 pe
for the city. 74 santa rosa. 69 in oakland. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. we will continue to be warm for the next couple of days. a cold front will drop down from north to south by tuesday in to wednesday. >> that will bring light rain. potentially a half inch. the cold air will settle into the bay area. bringing temperatures down. >> more cloud cover by the middle of next week. we had significant changes in your forecast over the next seven days. >> in the traffic center no hot spots. we do have a fog advisory in effect for your bay bridge ride. it looks hazy. turning to traffic coming from the nimitz freeway approach. traffic is light in the area. we have overnight road work. the ride is looking good in terms of no accidents. >> the san mateo bridge clear conditions the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate there is a dense fog forming for some of our north bay valley is. james. >> thank you erica. >> police still waiting for confirmation that the charred remains found in burn cavan in the san bernardino mountains are, in fact, those
victims around in a giant suv. >>> the city of san jose is changing a policy on streetlights and will turn them back on in many areas. 900 had been turned off saving the city nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. it was mostly lights out on main arteries in the city but the bill clintonouts led to problems especially in alum rock. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti and property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is lights from the property. that's not acceptable. we need streetlights to come on. >> the city council approved funding to turn all the lights back on at a rate of 200 lights per month. >>> oakland city council is being asked to spend $162,000 to keep the chp on patrol in oakland for two more months. the highway patrol has been footing the bill for those patrols since november. but that will end at the end of this month. if the city agrees to pay for it, the chp will provide 10 officers and two supervisors in march and april. >>> the drakes bay oyster company is making a final push to keep the company run. a u.s.
fight. people are just hitting back and forth. technically, this is not a city sanction yvette. they have done this for years. its cost about so many dollars for them to clean up all of this last year. >> there was a shooting outside of a school in san leandro and we do have a live reporter on the scene. we will be back with more in a minute. a minute. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. on beautyrest and posturepedic. financing and save up to $500 get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but only through presidents' day at sleep train. real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all ove
a deadly shooting that happened just a few hours ago. they tell us a man was shot in the city's western edition. alex savidge is live there now. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: we are getting very limited information from police this morning. that is because it's so early on in this investigation. a sergeant that was out here confirmed a man was shot and killed. he was found right over near this corner. near the intersection of hayes and webster. an anonymous caller reported gunfire in this area around 2:00 this morning. we'll show you that video. officers were out here for most of the morning. police tell us the victim was rushed to the hospital after suffering at least one gunshot wound. he died there from his injuries. homicide investigators searching for the shooter involved here. a sergeant told me they don't have a description on the person to put out. in just a couple minutes ago i talked to one woman who told me she heard one gunshot and saw this crime scene. >> it sounded like a gunshot and i knew somebody was dead. police know that sound. it's bad. >> reporter: so as
mateo bridge, the tillites towards foster city. east bound into a word and the golden gate bridge with a pretty easy drive. with areas of dense fog. >> we begin this morning with news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on crestview drive, last night near leland road. two of the children were on their bikes. the third. in a stroller. all four victims were taken to hospitals. one of the children was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. police have not yet released a suspect description. >> police are searching for two suspects who they say brutually attacked an elderly woman during a home invasion in san jose. you're looking at a sketch of one of the suspects. they say it all started last friday night when a 75- year-old woman noticed two men outside trying to break into her daughter's car. the woman opened a home windo and tried to scare the men away. that's when she was attacked by one of the suspects. the victim's son-in-law says he's in disbelief ov
cities from all over the country will be given $1 million each. richmond city council approved hiring a consultant to develop and submit that grant application by the end of this month. that money has to be used to revitalized distressed neighborhoods that have problems with crime. >>> 7:20. the man accused of killing an activist from east palo alto three years ago is scheduled to get out of of jail today. gregory elams is charged in the fatal shooting of david lewis outside of the hillsdale shopping center in san mateo in 2010. those charges were dismissed last november when a judge found that police had illegally obtained a confession. the judge granted elam's release on the promise he will return for a future court date. >>> a plea hear something set to resume for four defendants who face charges for killing this man. raven dixon appeared in court on monday accused of supplying information to the three other suspects to help them with the robbery of kumar's home. the other three defendants face murder and robbery charges in connection with kumar's killing. >>> 7:21. a story about a
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that had the city's stamp on it. police arrested 44-year-old robert chapel later that day at another recycling center which had been warned he might show up. during a search of the van, police found 600 pounds of stolen copper wire and tools used by metal thieves. >>> investigators in santa clara county are out there searching for a man and a woman accused of trying to lure an 11- year-old boy in their car. police say it happened yesterday morning, right in front of the boy's home on rucker avenue in unincorporated gilroy. authorities say the boy was taking out the trash when someone in a parked car called him over. the boy scott scared and ran nook into his house. police describe the man as hispanic. in his 30s. he has an average build, was wearing a baseball cap. the woman, hispanic in her 20s with very long dark hair and was in dark clothing. their car is described as a tan compact car, similar to a mini cooper. >>> yes, it's valentine's day. very few businesses probably enjoy the day more than flower shops. claudine wong is live at the flower shop which is preparing for a busy da
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
homes and damaged businesses. >> crews from the neighboring cities are helping in the cleanup in hattiesburg. >> take a look at this! new time lapse video just in to kron 4 shows how much snow fell in hartford, conn., between 4:00 p.m. friday until just 9:00 a.m. saturday. >> the blizzard of as much as 3 ft. of snow on some parts of connecticut. >> this is what they're still dealing with. we in the meantime, are breaking into full sunshine and seeing temperatures warm up throughout the week. hi erica. >> good morning to you darya. >> a lot of cloud cover from up above according to our mount tam camera. we have areas of local dense fog. a chilly start for some. a low to freezing mark in santa rosa. 37 in antioch. san francisco 45 degrees. low '40's on the east bay shoreline. 41 in redwood city. >> temperatures drop the day let us highlights the 12:00 hour. we will see fifties for the bid peninsula. best- mid peninsula. >> lows 60s in the south bay. the sixties will grow widespread as we head into 2:00 p.m. today. >> sunshine, clear skies, at a westerly breeze a little bit cool.
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the 400 seats of the valley center
, violent crime was the subject of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the
in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20%. with embassy suites. new griddle-melts to yourime usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. >> good morning everyone thank you for waking up with kron 4 morning news. >> is 7:15 a.m.. a chilly star
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
of the peninsula, redwood city leading the way at 74. palo alto at 72. looks good for saturday and then mostly clear but clearer on sunday. we'll get more of a west wind. it looks like a cold system. >>> all right. thank you. a dangerous suspect breaks free from police custody in the east bay. how he escaped and how the reason police stay he -- say he needs to be caught. >>> gambling away a fortune. a mayor of a city won a billion dollars but lost a lot more. where she got the money in the first place. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster. >>> already rather mild for some coast and bay. everything is in on the sunshine party today. a little bit of a breezy pattern. it looks like. 60 to near 70 degrees. >> thank you, steve. >>> 7:13. a republican filibuster is keeping chuck hagel from becoming our country's next secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, members of the gop say they have a good reason to push off a confirmation vote. >> re
if not warmer. record-breaking temperatures ahead of us. mild warm. san francisco at 53. mid-50s in daly city. 45 in concord. >> future cast 4 looks at temperatures throughout the day. by 12:00 60s mainly everywhere. pushing into the afternoon we will see more seventies. we will see more 70's than yesterday. a lot more yellow on our screen. heading into 8:00 p.m.. holding on to 60s. lows 60s around the heart of the bay in 54 your inland areas. >> looking at the afternoon highs. enjoy the sunshine it will feel like spring. fremont 70. the same for santa clara. 71 and milpitas. >> upper 60s for vallejo, walnut creek. 69 in union city. 67 in livermore. downtown san francisco mid '60s. it could get warmer. 70 in napa. 69 in berkeley. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights several changes. >> will be cooler this weekend. temperatures above average. >> we will see sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s. >> starting the next work week we will see more cloud cover. beginning monday night could see light rain for the north bay. >> the cold front from the gulf of alaska will bri
temperatures. this is not the case today. the numbers are on the mild side. it is 34 for the city. 38 currently and pleasanton and 44 currently in fremont. future cast 4 shows by noon will be in mainly 60's. by 2:00 p.m. it will be a lot of spots in the 70. this will be a another fantastic day. a lot of people are excited about the temperatures as well as to be a friday. >> breaking down your afternoon highs at 72 degrees for palo alto and 71 for the off off some of valid. fairfield has a high of 70 and the same goes for danville. downtown san francisco will be at 68 degrees and 69 year high in berkeley. your 7 day or round the bay has changes to talk about. it will be a little bit cooler. the temperatures will be above average. we are really going to mix things up because we will see more in the way of cloud cover. the cold front will drop down from the gulf of alaska. >> we do hold on for later in showers and to the middle of next week. >> we continue to monitor a great ride. even as we are way and to the 6:00 hour we normally see a back up at the bay bridge but we do not. the san mateo bridg
city that he plans to resign at the end of the month. >> i can tell you that he met with the cardinals in rome this morning. he announced them and latin first. we have the translation for you and i can tell you he said in part. after having repeatedly examine my conscience before god, i've come before certain see that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise and the ministry. he goes on to repeatedly say he needs strength of mind and body to perform the duties of his office. he believes he no longer possesses these. as head of 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. he first became the pope and april of 2005, he will resign on february 28th the end of this month. there'll be a conclave a process through which the catholic church of less in new pope. this is something that usually happens after the death of the pulp and office and a mourning period. because there is no death, the conclave will happen swiftly. the person must be under the age of 80 to participate in the conclave. it requires a two- thirds majority to elect a new pope. that will happen some
and sluggish toward the foster city area. you are at 20-minute drive across the span. eastbound highway four, what was a stall looks like a big rig slammed into the stall so we have an accident. big rig versus a pickup eastbound which is reverse commute. westbound is sluggish, and now more because of rubbernecking. >> this morning, bart police are warping passengers to look out for counterfeit tickets that look like the real thing. according to bart, thieves are selling the bogus tickets near the bart stations. the transit agency is recommending riders get a card or only buy from vending machines at the stations. part tickets are electronic and if you buy a counterfeit you do not get a refund. >> this would be a dream come true, a path from niners legend -- a pass from niners legend joe montana. >> we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the aftermath in concord when a car hit as 12-year-old boy. 12-year-old boy. ahead, what we aredays of walkig to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience
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